Ostariophysi

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Related to Weberian ossicles: homing instinct, otolith, Ostariophysi, apparatus, swim bladder
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Noun1.Ostariophysi - in some classifications considered a superorder comprising the Cypriniformes and the Siluriformes
malacopterygian, soft-finned fish - any fish of the superorder Malacopterygii
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Catfish and minnows hear better than bass, trout, and other common gamefish because they have Weberian ossicles, bony structures that connect the swim bladder to the inner ear.
The gas-filled swim bladder, which is more compliant to vibration than the fish's body, senses the pressure difference caused by the sound wave; its motion is transferred via bones called the Weberian ossicles to the inner ear.
Thanks to a unique set of bones known as weberian ossicles, which connect their inner ear to that resonator of sound, the air bladder, catfish possess a hearing range far greater than that of other common gamefish.